1. The murderer of his father.
2. The crime of one who murders his father. Same as Parricide.
(Pat`ri*mo"ni*al) a. [L. patrimonialis: cf. F. patrimonial.] Of or pertaining to a patrimony; inherited
from ancestors; as, a patrimonial estate.
(Pat`ri*mo"ni*al*ly), adv. By inheritance.
(Pat"ri*mo*ny) n.; pl. Patrimonies [L. patrimonium, fr. pater father: cf. F. patrimoine. See
1. A right or estate inherited from one's father; or, in a larger sense, from any ancestor. "'Reave the
orphan of his patrimony." Shak.
2. Formerly, a church estate or endowment. Shipley.
(Pa"tri*ot) n. [F. patriote; cf. Sp. patriota, It. patriotto; all fr. Gr. a fellow-countryman, fr. established
by forefathers, fr. father. See Father.] One who loves his country, and zealously supports its authority
and interests. Bp. Hall.
Such tears as patriots shaed for dying laws.Pope.
(Pa"tri*ot), a. Becoming to a patriot; patriotic.
(Pa`tri*ot"ic) a. [Cf. F. patriotique, Gr. belonging to a fellow-countryman.] Inspired by patriotism; actuated
by love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country; as, a patriotic
(Pa`tri*ot"ic*al) a. Patriotic; that pertains to a patriot. Pa`tri*ot"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Pa"tri*ot*ism) n. [Cf. F. patriotisme.] Love of country; devotion to the welfare of one's country; the
virtues and actions of a patriot; the passion which inspires one to serve one's country. Berkley.
(Pa`tri*pas"sian) n. [LL. Patripassiani, pl.; L. pater father + pati, passus, to suffer: cf. F.
patripassiens.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a body of believers in the early church who denied the independent
preëxistent personality of Christ, and who, accordingly, held that the Father suffered in the Son; a monarchian.
(Pa"trist) n. One versed in patristics.
(Pa*tris"tic Pa*tris"tic*al) a. [F. patristique. See Paternal.] Of or pertaining to the Fathers of
the Christian church.
The voluminous editor of Jerome anf of tons of patristic theology.I. Taylor.
(Pa*tris"tics) n. That departnent of historical theology which treats of the lives and doctrines
of the Fathers of the church.
(Pa"tri*zate) v. i. [L. patrissare, patrizare;cf. Gr. .] To imitate one's father. [R.]
(Pa*troc"i*nate) v. t. [L. patrocinatus, p. p. of patrocinari to patronize, fr. patronus patron.]
To support; to patronize. [Obs.] Urquhart.
(Pa*troc`i*na"tion) n. The act of patrocinating or patronizing. [Obs.] "Patrocinations of
treason." Bp. Hall.